23/01/2019

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1994

The greatest tracks from 1994, a good year.

23/12/2018

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1993

Best! Best! Best! Greatest! Greatest! Greatest!

23/11/2018

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1992

The greatest songs and best tracks from 1992, arguably.

23/09/2018

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1990

The best songs from the last year before grunge.

23/07/2018

23/06/2018

23/01/2018

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1982

Hey, it's the greatest songs and instrumental tracks visiting us from the year 1982!


01/01/2018

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 2017

The best songs and greatest tracks of 2017.

23/12/2017

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1981

The best songs and greatest tracks from 1981. Lots of mainstream appeal this time round.


23/11/2017

20/10/2017

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1979

Listen to punk slowly fading away on the Spotify playlist below.

22/09/2017

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1978

The Spotify Playlist with arguably the best songs from 1978

21/08/2017

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1977

The greatest songs of 1977. Featuring a surprisingly small proportion of punk songs.

21/07/2017

21/06/2017

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1975

We've arrived in the mid-70s. Meager times. Nonetheless, here's some of the greatest music from 1975.


22/12/2016

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1970

The Spotify playlist with the greatest songs and instrumentals for the first year after the Gilded Second Half of the Sixties. A pretty good year.

26/11/2016

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1969

The Spotify playlists for one of pop's best years. The Abbey Road medley is one song, obviously.


30/09/2016

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1968

Some 43 minutes from one of the best years in music history.


30/08/2016

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1967

Perhaps the greatest French song ever, plus 11 more tracks of similar quality.


30/07/2016

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1966

The greatest songs of 1966, one of the best years in the history of pop.


15/09/2015

Getting ahead in the Lucrative Field of Data Massaging

Evan Warfel has an excellent comment on a post of Andrew Gelman's. Reproduced in full:
Perhaps we are teaching statistics backwards. Instead of teaching students to try and come up with the correct result, we could teach what it feels like to rationalize one’s way through to non-objectivity.

A final exam question might go: This dataset consists of 5 completely uncorrelated variables — I’ve labeled the columns as ‘weight of cat’, ‘probability of attrition’, ‘color of cat [in RGB]’, ‘current age of subject’ and ‘SAT verbal score’. Find a way to make 3 statistically significant correlations and one non-significant correlation. You get an extra point for each spurious t-test you can come up with. The catch is that your entire analysis has to form part of a coherent story. Bonus points go to the 5 most concise answers.

08/09/2015

Predictions Concerning Migration to Germany

1. The current love-fest, remindful of the opening of the Berlin Wall, will soon end and something in the range between disillusionment and xenophobia will set in. Like the post-reunification hangover, really, only on steroids, coke and speed.

2. Family reunification legislation (Familienzusammenf├╝hrung) will be severely tightened within the next three years.

20/06/2015

Playlists by Year: A Tape Side's Worth of 1961

The greatest songs (and non-song tracks) from 1961, as far as I can tell.